Yeah, okay. I had fun with the title of this post. Remember, I warned you that September is news month, right? I’m trying to bunch up the news by topic or genre or title. Today’s a bit easier than most to bundle up the news. Today I get to share with you The Epic Fantasy […]Read More
Grand Central’s parent company Hachette is suing Grahame-Smith for $500,000, the advance on that second book of this contract.
Figure this: The publisher believes it’s better to sue the author than it is to leave that $500,000 outstanding. There are several reasons that Hachette could have made the decision to file suit.
Expect more of these kinds of suits in the future. If the writers who got huge advances do not meet their obligations with the publishers, the publishers will cut their losses and run as fast as they possibly can.
But what does this suit have to do with the contracts/dealbreakers series?
For the first time, I can share with you a complete publishing contract.Read More
Four years ago, we started Fiction River, our award-nominated anthology series, through Kickstarter. Two years ago, we held a successful subscription drive through Kickstarter. This year, we hope to do the same. The rewards are more than just subscriptions. Those of you who are interested in writing will find some writing books scattered among the […]Read More
Vi thought trying to teach complicated choreography to inexperienced middle-aged men made for a bad day.
But when a Portland homicide detective shows up at Vi’s dance rehearsal, she quickly realizes that bad dance moves pale in comparison to the scrutiny of an experienced investigator seeking suspects in a murder.
Suddenly, Vi must lay her memories bare to discover a terrible truth and help solve a horrifying crime—one that might change her life forever.
“The Destruction of a Goddess,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.Read More
After a pretty quiet summer, I have a hectic few months of news to share with you all. Last week, I told you about the year’s bests. This week, let me share anthology and some bundle news. First, my latest Uncollected Anthology story just appeared. Over a year ago, the women of the Uncollected Anthology […]Read More
I have to berate writers to get an attorney. Writers are terrified of attorneys. Writers think attorneys are expensive and impossible to work with. Writers think hiring an attorney will harm them.
Writers are wrong.Read More
Whenever things get rough, Roxanne escapes to other worlds. She possesses a talent that skips generations, a talent that no one else believes exists.
Except her granddaughter Marissa, who exhibits the same talent. Marissa, who can open windows to other worlds with the movement of a finger.
Roxanne wants to train Marissa to live with her talent, but the rest of the family wants to stop her. They fear Marissa will end up like Roxanne: difficult, unreachable, distant. Worse, they fear Marissa will not survive Roxanne’s training—or her love.
“Worlds Enough…and Time,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.Read More
I am having a wonderful, marvelous, totally nifty year. Or maybe I had that year in 2015. Hard to say, really. Just depends on how you look at things. Here’s what I mean. My novella, “Inhuman Garbage,” appeared in two best of the year volumes in July. Depending on what you prefer to read, you […]Read More
We’re almost to the end of the contracts/dealbreakers series. I can’t tell you how pleased I am about this, because I feel dirty just looking at some of these contracts and agreements.
Most of you indie writers tuned this series out long ago, because you believed it didn’t apply to you. And yet, I read all the time about indie writers who sign with an agent to sell the print versions of an ebook and to sell foreign rights and auxiliary rights.
Bad move. Really, really, really bad move.Read More
You know that famous mystery writer? The one whom death stalks wherever she goes? Turns out bad luck doesn’t cause death to follow her. She provokes it all—for a reason.
And this time, someone will stop her.
A student at a writing workshop has a secret agenda. Yes, she wants to become a bestseller. But first she must deal with the competition—in a wholly unexpected way.
“Murder, She Workshopped,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.Read More